Short stories range from okay to really enjoyable.
My take on each (rating out of 5 stars and plot overview)
Missing (*****) - when a wife disappears from a food market the sheriff is sure the husband is behind it.
The House Sitter (****) - dishonest woman wrangles her way into people's home.
The Trouble With Heinrich (****) - woman renting a house with a cat begins to think the cat is plotting against her.
Deception Pass (**) - a missing girl's disappearance is blamed on a woman people think is a murderess.
Celestial's Galaxy (**) - a strange girl befriends a slow boy.
At the Home for Wayward Girls (novel excerpt which I didn't read)
Misconception (****) - a woman is convinced her son, kidnapped years before, has been found.
Chicken Killer (****) - an old man takes up residence in a home for seniors where people disappear at night.
Standby (***) a woman trolls airports looking for men in uniform to pick up.
The Devil's Gator (*****) - a woman driving cross country keeps seeing the same car and driver whenever she stops.
Glen Eden (*****) - ghosts seem to be haunting a bed and breakfast in the South.
Seven Deadly Sins (*****) - a vain, superior woman meets and tries to impress a talented artist.
Cackle Corner (***) - a house and its residents seems to appear and disappear.
Hankerings (****) dead hobos haunt a woman's house.
Rose Garden (*****) - a stroke victim's prize roses are cared for by his wife
The Dryer (*****)- an old woman thinks back on her second husband's paranoia
BRIP (****) - a senile man thwarts a bank robber
Oscar's Computer Glitch (****) - a man joins his writer's group for a last hurrah.
Most of the tales are set on Whidbey Island, Washington, many in recognizible locations. And for those of us who live there, that was an added bonus. But many of these stories would be very enjoyable set anywhere; a few have really remarkable twists that might have you rereading parts of the story to see how you were mislead up until the very end.
Short mysteries, mostly set on Whidbey Island Washington.